How many points are you meant to make for a how question, or to better word it how many quotes? It's a 10 mark question and arguablly the hardest so it already consumes enough time as it is but iv'e been writing 10 quotes with a point to go with each, however i just recently heard that its 1 mark for the quote and 1 mark for the point, so does anyone have any clarity on this? Im sitting the wjec board but im sure its the same if not similar in all other boards.
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- Thread Starter
- 05-11-2017 13:56
- 06-11-2017 09:55
There is a marking scheme that shows you what you need to have for each grade (AQA 8700 English Language), I did have it, but chucked it when I got my good grade. It might be worth asking your teacher if they have a copy. I was in adult education and our teacher gave them out to us, hopefully your teacher can do the same.
It is graded like a triangle, so at the base are those who can only write very basic stuff and as you tick each box required you progress up the triangle to the top grades. Only by scoring the bottom set do you get the next one up, if that makes sense. For instance if you get all the information but don't write in paragraphs you wont get off the basic mark.
I think it's something like 3 quotes to analyse, explain etc, but to be honest it's how much you can fit in, in the time allowed. It is pretty tight for timing.
It's probably more about inferred meaning then quotes. The more you write an answer that everyone else isn't you will stick out. Do note only 2,000 out of 60,000 who took the exam in June got the 9, but it is workable. I was 6 short of the 9, so pretty gutted but happy in a way.
Check out Mr Bruff's video and webpage he may say on there.